The discovery of self-stimulation and other stories

@article{Milner1989TheDO,
  title={The discovery of self-stimulation and other stories},
  author={P. Milner},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={1989},
  volume={13},
  pages={61-67}
}
  • P. Milner
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
The author's recollections of the events leading to the discovery of rewarding brain stimulation at McGill University in 1953, with a history of his subsequent attempts to find a learning theory congruent with the phenomenon. 
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